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at the congressional budget office. fantastic career in national security. as noted, comptroller of the pentagon today. one of the top officials, the key adviser to the secretary of defense on all matters financial. not only in terms of building budgets but executing them and trying to figure out how to save money and execute efficiencies and reforms within the defense budget. bob has a long career in national security. he was a navy officer at the beginning of his career he worked at the center for naval analyses, work for the logistics management institute early in his career and again later. he was my boss at the congressional budget office during the period, well, for a number of years, but including during the period when the berlin wall had just come down and rebuild a post-cold war military. working with people like senator sam nunn and aspen as most people on both sides of the aisle. bob was the comptroller of the air force during the clinton administration and has also been the executive director of the american society of military comptrollers. and so without further ado, please join me in w
people from the pentagon and from . >> both shows were done and conceived without cooperation and without any proported . >> endorsement. >> yeah. connection to how they actual run. it was never part of the proposition. i have done attempted some show that have not seen the light of day with actual cooperation of government agencies and this is another other thing. i work forked a long time on the fbi and also with nasa, neither of which probably not unconsequentidently probably not consequentidently never came to fruition. but these shows -- "homeland," i mean, "24" made up its own organization ctu to avoid it. and with oklahomaland it was a -- "homeland" it was a step toward realty. it arudes to the -- alludes to the cia, but did. >> but the -- it's the our relationship with the military was interesting because initially obvious these agencies and want to keep arms lentd and sort of once we -- once they became fans, i think it was that simple. they just enjoyed it and felt this is portraying what we didn't portray a general or soldiers in the case of "24", for instance, the military bec
about the original sequestration we're taking the pentagon to the 2006 base level which is still pretty high. what does this mean? i don't have those figures handy. >> yeah. so if you look back and you adjust for inflation, under the revised sequester it would cut it to 485.7 billion. that would leave the dod budget slightly higher than it was if 2007. about eight billion higher than it was in 2007. previously under the other sequester, it would have gone down to about 471 billion. that would be slightly below the fy-07 level, closer to the fy-6 level of funding when you adjust for inflation. >> you're talking base budget, so there's a huge complication of oco here. >> yes. this is the base discretionary budget. war funding is interesting. i'll go back here. when you're doing that after-session sequester and you are comparing how much funding is left to the cap, oco funding doesn't count. it doesn't count in that equation. so if you have additional war-related funding appropriated by congress, it does not cause you to exceed your cap, so you don't get an additional sequester out of it.
the pentagon. every time he wanted to give a speech. every word had to be cleared. they are both on the president's commission of equal opportunity employment and two consecutive meetings, johnson is chair. when i wrote this, you can hardly believe that you are writing this. johnson was once the most powerful man in is chairing the meeting and bobby kennedy walks in and starts demanding answers to questions. humiliating him. humiliating johnson. when johnson tried to reply, bobby kennedy walks over to someone else and start chatting with him. he thought that bobby kennedy was having a chat, and then he simply walked out of the room. and then he says to a civil rights leader, one who is also an official in kennedy's administration, i have to make a trip to catch a plane. and he tells the president to cut it short. and he says that i knew both of these men. and i did not want to sacrifice this. i knew how he would be if he's angry. and robert kennedy said i told him and johnson looks at him and continued talking. you can talk about robert kennedy and lyndon johnson in this book. an
get a clear and consistent answer across the government between the pentagon and cia, for example, that operating different drone programs under seemingly different rules about what is the decision making framework about who falls into that category of lethal targettability and who falls outside of it, and that's one of the biggest problems. >> we have another question here. minister, weigh in. >> in this context, the principles are no different than in respect to the use of any lethal force. i don't understand how drones are somehow different from new technology. the political, the legal, the moral responsibility remains exactly the same. the issue of clarity. the communications with the public, these are exactly the same. i don't see drones creating an additional legal or moral responsibility that should not already be address the -- addressed in our traditional mechanisms whether it's law enforcement or military actions. >> go ahead. >> we use drones in the very vague war on terror, but we see also the use of drones in very different areas, you know, to survey trarvegging -- tr
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